Period
to 18 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for Agile Software Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Agile Software Development over the 6 months to 18 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Agile Software Development
England > North East
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 338 647 643
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 28.10% 27.42% 33.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 32.91% 31.89% 39.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 483 544
North East median daily rate £438 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -11.11% +7.14%
10th Percentile £325 £303 £300
90th Percentile £588 £550 £675
England median daily rate £475 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 3
North East median hourly rate £45.00 - £20.00
10th Percentile £37.50 - £12.20
90th Percentile £49.75 - £20.24
England median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £42.75
% change year-on-year +1.18% -0.58% +22.14%

Agile Software Development is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,027 2,029 1,630
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 85.37% 85.97% 83.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 692 1,417 1,040
North East median daily rate £400 £375 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -9.64% +10.67%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £533 £600
England median daily rate £450 £431 £425
% change year-on-year +4.53% +1.29% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 64 65
North East median hourly rate £27.50 £26.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.77% +55.88% -22.09%
10th Percentile £9.78 £10.79 £10.55
90th Percentile £50.00 £39.63 £34.50
England median hourly rate £23.75 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% +8.70% +15.00%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Agile Software Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Software Development in the North East

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Agile Software Development in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in the North East

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in the North East over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in the North East

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in the North East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Agile Software Development in the North East

Agile Software Development
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development within the North East region over the 6 months to 18 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear 0 301 £450 +12.50% 70
Durham +10 30 £360 -10.00% 8
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North East region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 105 (31.07%) Scrum
2 84 (24.85%) HTML
3 79 (23.37%) User Experience
4 72 (21.30%) DevOps
4 72 (21.30%) Open Source
5 71 (21.01%) CSS
6 70 (20.71%) Java
7 59 (17.46%) Degree
8 55 (16.27%) Jenkins
9 54 (15.98%) TDD
10 53 (15.68%) Project Management
10 53 (15.68%) Service Design
11 47 (13.91%) BDD
12 46 (13.61%) Prototyping
13 45 (13.31%) Waterfall
13 45 (13.31%) Git (software)
13 45 (13.31%) Continuous Integration
14 44 (13.02%) JIRA
15 43 (12.72%) Mentoring
16 41 (12.13%) Linux
17 40 (11.83%) Finance
17 40 (11.83%) Scala
18 39 (11.54%) Test Automation
18 39 (11.54%) Software Engineering
18 39 (11.54%) Kanban
18 39 (11.54%) JavaScript
18 39 (11.54%) Web Services
19 37 (10.95%) Collaborative Working
20 36 (10.65%) SFIA
20 36 (10.65%) User Stories

Agile Software Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 31 (9.17%) Confluence
2 7 (2.07%) JBoss
2 7 (2.07%) Tomcat
2 7 (2.07%) WebLogic
3 6 (1.78%) Apache Spark
4 4 (1.18%) NServiceBus
4 4 (1.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (1.18%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.18%) Skype for Business
5 3 (0.89%) CMS
5 3 (0.89%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.59%) IIS
6 2 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.59%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.30%) GeoServer
7 1 (0.30%) TPMS
Applications
1 13 (3.85%) MS Visio
2 10 (2.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (2.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (2.66%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.30%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.30%) InVision
5 1 (0.30%) MicroStation
5 1 (0.30%) Revit
Business Applications
1 2 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.59%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 2 (0.59%) OpenText Process Suite
2 1 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.30%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 19 (5.62%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (5.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (3.85%) Slack
4 8 (2.37%) Office 365
5 6 (1.78%) SaaS
6 5 (1.48%) Heroku
6 5 (1.48%) PaaS
7 4 (1.18%) IaaS
8 3 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.89%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (0.89%) Serverless
9 2 (0.59%) Boomi
9 2 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.59%) npm
10 1 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.30%) DigitalOcean
10 1 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.30%) IBM Blueworks
10 1 (0.30%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.30%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.96%) HTTP
2 9 (2.66%) TCP/IP
3 8 (2.37%) SSL
4 5 (1.48%) Firewall
4 5 (1.48%) Unified Communications
5 4 (1.18%) DNS
5 4 (1.18%) PBX
5 4 (1.18%) PSTN
5 4 (1.18%) Skype
5 4 (1.18%) SMS
6 3 (0.89%) Internet
6 3 (0.89%) LDAP
7 2 (0.59%) DHCP
7 2 (0.59%) Network Security
7 2 (0.59%) OpenLDAP
7 2 (0.59%) SSH
7 2 (0.59%) VPN
8 1 (0.30%) DSL
8 1 (0.30%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.30%) X.21
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.33%) PostgreSQL
2 14 (4.14%) NoSQL
2 14 (4.14%) Relational Database
3 12 (3.55%) MySQL
4 11 (3.25%) MongoDB
4 11 (3.25%) Oracle Database
5 10 (2.96%) SQL Server
6 8 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (2.07%) Big Data
8 5 (1.48%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.18%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (0.89%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (0.89%) OLAP
10 3 (0.89%) Oracle OLAP
10 3 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.59%) DB2
11 2 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2014
12 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 55 (16.27%) Jenkins
2 45 (13.31%) Git (software)
3 44 (13.02%) JIRA
4 30 (8.88%) Selenium
5 22 (6.51%) WebDriver
6 17 (5.03%) JUnit
7 16 (4.73%) Cucumber
8 15 (4.44%) Sonatype Nexus
9 14 (4.14%) Subversion
10 12 (3.55%) JMeter
11 10 (2.96%) Burp Suite
11 10 (2.96%) HP UFT
11 10 (2.96%) LoadRunner
12 8 (2.37%) SoapUI
13 7 (2.07%) RSpec
14 6 (1.78%) Firebug
14 6 (1.78%) Gradle
14 6 (1.78%) Hamcrest
14 6 (1.78%) Maven
14 6 (1.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 40 (11.83%) Finance
2 7 (2.07%) Games
3 5 (1.48%) Legal
3 5 (1.48%) Publishing
4 3 (0.89%) Marketing
4 3 (0.89%) Retail
4 3 (0.89%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.59%) Billing
6 1 (0.30%) Advertising
6 1 (0.30%) Automotive
6 1 (0.30%) Electronics
6 1 (0.30%) German Language
6 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 55 (16.27%) Designer
2 53 (15.68%) Analyst
3 49 (14.50%) Developer
4 39 (11.54%) Business Analyst
5 27 (7.99%) User Researcher
6 25 (7.40%) Java Developer
7 22 (6.51%) Architect
7 22 (6.51%) Interaction Designer
7 22 (6.51%) UX Designer
8 21 (6.21%) DevOps Engineer
9 17 (5.03%) Test Engineer
10 14 (4.14%) Digital Analyst
10 14 (4.14%) Digital Business Analyst
10 14 (4.14%) Project Manager
10 14 (4.14%) Senior Designer
11 12 (3.55%) Technical Architect
12 11 (3.25%) Senior Test Engineer
12 11 (3.25%) Software Engineer
13 10 (2.96%) Agile Business Analyst
13 10 (2.96%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (24.85%) HTML
2 71 (21.01%) CSS
3 39 (11.54%) Web Services
4 25 (7.40%) JSON
5 23 (6.80%) REST
6 20 (5.92%) Spring
7 19 (5.62%) HTML5
8 18 (5.33%) XML
9 17 (5.03%) RESTful
9 17 (5.03%) SOAP
10 14 (4.14%) AngularJS
10 14 (4.14%) jQuery
11 13 (3.85%) .NET
12 11 (3.25%) Node.js
12 11 (3.25%) XSD
13 10 (2.96%) CSS3
13 10 (2.96%) Software Packaging
14 9 (2.66%) Ajax
14 9 (2.66%) JSP
14 9 (2.66%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 79 (23.37%) User Experience
2 30 (8.88%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (7.40%) Mobile App
4 16 (4.73%) Management Information System
5 13 (3.85%) Smartphone
6 6 (1.78%) Public Cloud
7 5 (1.48%) Blog
7 5 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.48%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (1.18%) NHS
8 4 (1.18%) Social Media
8 4 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (0.89%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.59%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.59%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (0.59%) VAX
11 1 (0.30%) CUDA
11 1 (0.30%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.30%) DataPower
11 1 (0.30%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 41 (12.13%) Linux
2 29 (8.58%) Windows
3 11 (3.25%) Unix
4 10 (2.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (2.07%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.48%) AIX
7 4 (1.18%) OpenVMS
8 2 (0.59%) Android
8 2 (0.59%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.59%) VMS
8 2 (0.59%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.30%) VME
9 1 (0.30%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (31.07%) Scrum
2 72 (21.30%) DevOps
2 72 (21.30%) Open Source
3 54 (15.98%) TDD
4 53 (15.68%) Project Management
4 53 (15.68%) Service Design
5 47 (13.91%) BDD
6 46 (13.61%) Prototyping
7 45 (13.31%) Continuous Integration
7 45 (13.31%) Waterfall
8 43 (12.72%) Mentoring
9 39 (11.54%) Kanban
9 39 (11.54%) Software Engineering
9 39 (11.54%) Test Automation
10 37 (10.95%) Collaborative Working
11 36 (10.65%) SFIA
11 36 (10.65%) User Stories
12 32 (9.47%) Continuous Improvement
12 32 (9.47%) Front End Development
13 31 (9.17%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 70 (20.71%) Java
2 40 (11.83%) Scala
3 39 (11.54%) JavaScript
4 31 (9.17%) SQL
5 18 (5.33%) Python
6 16 (4.73%) C#
6 16 (4.73%) Ruby
7 12 (3.55%) C++
8 11 (3.25%) Groovy
9 8 (2.37%) Perl
10 7 (2.07%) C
11 6 (1.78%) PL/SQL
11 6 (1.78%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.18%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.18%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.59%) Korn
13 2 (0.59%) PHP
13 2 (0.59%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.59%) XPath
13 2 (0.59%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 59 (17.46%) Degree
2 18 (5.33%) Security Cleared
3 12 (3.55%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.07%) ISEB
5 6 (1.78%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (1.18%) MCSE
6 4 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.89%) CISSP
7 3 (0.89%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.89%) PMP
7 3 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.59%) CAPM
8 2 (0.59%) CCDP
8 2 (0.59%) CCIE
8 2 (0.59%) CCNP
8 2 (0.59%) Chartered Engineer
8 2 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.59%) CISM
8 2 (0.59%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.59%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.80%) QA
2 17 (5.03%) WCAG
3 6 (1.78%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (1.48%) PMO
5 2 (0.59%) SLA
6 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.30%) GDPR
6 1 (0.30%) IEC 62304
6 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 12 (3.55%) Docker
2 4 (1.18%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.18%) LXC
3 3 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.59%) NFS
5 1 (0.30%) Firmware
5 1 (0.30%) GeoWebCache
5 1 (0.30%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.30%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.30%) Xen
Systems Management
1 32 (9.47%) Puppet
2 15 (4.44%) Ansible
3 13 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (2.96%) Nessus
5 8 (2.37%) Terraform
6 5 (1.48%) ZABBIX
7 3 (0.89%) Nagios
8 2 (0.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.30%) Dollar Universe
9 1 (0.30%) Forum Sentry
9 1 (0.30%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 34 (10.06%) Oracle
2 29 (8.58%) Microsoft
3 12 (3.55%) Red Hat
4 8 (2.37%) Cloudera
4 8 (2.37%) Hortonworks
5 7 (2.07%) HP
5 7 (2.07%) IBM
6 5 (1.48%) SAP
7 4 (1.18%) Google
7 4 (1.18%) Informatica
7 4 (1.18%) OpenText
7 4 (1.18%) Polycom
7 4 (1.18%) SaltStack
8 3 (0.89%) Cisco
8 3 (0.89%) Rackspace
8 3 (0.89%) Tableau
9 2 (0.59%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.59%) Dell
9 2 (0.59%) Siebel
9 2 (0.59%) VMware